Category Archives: USB

USB “Charger Doctor”

Just a quick post today, received this in the mail from China today. A USB voltage and current tester for a whole $2

Nice simple setup plug one end into a USB port and connect the device you want to the other end and the display changes back and forth from current to voltage every few seconds.

Measures 3.5-7V and 0-3A.

USB charger doctor 2 USB charger doctor 1

Lets connect it up:

Unloaded USB port voltage. 4.91v
Unloaded USB port voltage.
4.91v
4GB USB stick connected. 0.08amp.
4GB USB stick connected.
0.08amp.
Connect to a USB 2.5" HDD. 0.45amp
Connect to a USB 2.5″ HDD. 0.45amp

Nice simple device that does what it says on the box and quite useful for diagnosing USB devices, well worth the $2 to have around for the odd time you even just want to know how much current you’re getting out of a charger.

 

SockITz

Ordered 2:20pm yesterday and on my desk 9am today, can’t complain with that 🙂

First one I thought I’d change is the power point on the Kitchen bench, nice central location to access and have phones out of the reach of little ones.

Installation took less than 10 minutes only hampered by having to cut a bit more plaster away to fit the SockIT back into the wall.

Will be sure to report back after a few months of use but so far loving them 🙂

You can find out more about SockITz here.

What have we got here?
What have we got here?
Pair of Sockitz with 3.5amp USB charging.
Pair of Sockitz with 3.5amp USB charging.
Old PP
Old power point in KitchenOld PP Wiring

Sockiz Wiring

SockIT all wired up
Sockitz Installed
SockIT Installed
Sockitz in use
And all finished 🙂